febrile seizures

Lauren - posted on 06/05/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )




My 17 month old son has had 7 febrile seizures in 3 1/2 months. The first two were complex and lasted over 30 minutes, where he was transferred by ambulance (first time) and helicopter (second time) to PICU at Yale Hospital. Since then, any time he has had any sort of fever he has had a seizure. AT this point, both my pediatrician and Ped Neurologist have recommended my son starting Keppra, and anti-epilespsy medicine (my son does NOT have epilepsy). There are many side effects that make me hesitant, upset, and frightened to start this medicine. Is there anyone out there who has had a child with multiple febrile seizures and used Keppra. I don't want to see my outgoing, sweet, mello, great sleeper turn into another child due to "behavioral" side effects...HELP!

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